Department of Engineering and Design

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Prof Paul Gough

Post:Professor Emeritus (Engineering and Design)
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International Exchange Student (IAESTE) at Bell Research Laboratories, Murray Hill, US. Design and testing magnetic film bubble memories 1966; 1967 University of Leicester, B.Sc. Honors in Physics; 1968 University of Leicester, M.Sc. Experimental Space Physics; 1972 University of Southampton, Ph.D. Thesis title: Rocket Measurements of Energetic Particle Precipitation. (Sounding rocket instrumentation design );1972  University of Southampton, Research Fellow. Instrumentation design, construction and data analysis for Skylark  sounding rocket payloads.

Royal Society Fellowship (Latin American scheme)1973 held at Centro de Radio Astronomia e Astrofisica, Sao Paulo Brazil. & Geophysical Institute, Huancayo, Peru,  Investigation of South Atlantic Anomaly;

Senior Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Durham University  and Smithsonian Centre for Astro-Physics, Tuscon, Arizona. 1975 Investigation of Cosmic Ray energy spectrum using the atmosphere as Cerenkov detector. Combining computer  simulations (3-D Monte Carlo) with experimental measurements;

SERC Research Fellow at University of Sussex.1977 Study of magnetosphere plasma waves using European Space Agency satellites: GEOS I & II, and Auroral sounding rockets;

SERC Advanced Fellow at University of Sussex. 1981,Principal Investigator on AMPTE UK satellite, UOSAT-2, and on German CAESAR and Earth Energy Budget sounding rockets;

Lecturer in Electronic Engineering and Computer Studies School of Engineering, University of Sussex1986

Reader in School of Engineering & IT, (EIT) University of Sussex 1993 NASA Shuttle missions STS-46 & STS75;

Professor of Space Science, University of Sussex,1997, ESA Cluster II & Chinese Double Star missions, Russian ISS Obstanovka experiment.

Emeritus Professor, 2010


Emeritus Professor

Principal Investigator Co-Investigator for Space Instruments on European (ESA), United States (NASA), and Russian Space Agency missions

Community and Business

Prizes and Honours

NASA Group Achievement Award for AMPTE Project, 11-12-1985

Federal Republic of Germany in recognition of contribution to AMPTE proj, 15-10-1986

NASA Award for outstanding contribution to Tethered Satellite System 22-02-1996

NASA Group Achievement Award for Cluster Science, 24-08-2004

ESA Award in recognition of outstanding contribution to Cluster 21-09-2005

Professional Activity

Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology

Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society

Member of UK STFC Modulus Steering Committee (for UK instruments on the ESA Rosetta mission) 2007-present

Additional Professional Links

1997-2004     Director of Graduate Studies Engineering,

2000-2005     Chairman of Academic Audit Sub-Committee, EIT

                       Convenor of 4th year MEng Group Projects

2004-2007      Director of Graduate Studies, School of Science & Technology

2007-2011   Member of University of Sussex Research Degrees Exam Board